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Take a moment to look around the next time you’re at a mall, grocery store, sporting event, or park. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11.3% or more of the people you visit have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The CDC also notes that a startling 1 in almost 4 American adults (38.0%) fulfill the criteria for prediabetes.

Therefore, this is not a unique problem, and the consequences of persistently high blood sugar—as seen in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes—go far beyond increased hunger, thirst, and frequency of urination. By the way, all of these are signs of hyperglycemia, which is high blood sugar.

You may experience problems with focus, memory, and general brain health. However, diabetes’s downstream effects on cognition are not always unavoidable. It is possible to take steps to mind your own business even if you have type 2 diabetes or may be at risk for developing it.

Your comprehensive guide on the relationship between the brain and blood sugar, as well as advice on how to eat, move, and change your lifestyle, is provided below.

Diabetic Patients Are More Likely to Experience Cognitive Impairment

The precise cause(s) of this may still be unknown; however, it may be related to both diabetes itself and other chronic illnesses like high blood pressure or aging.

Additionally, those who have diabetes are more likely to develop chronic illnesses. If diabetes is poorly managed or not controlled by medicine, diet, and exercise, it may also affect the eyes, heart, kidneys, brain, and other organs.

The same factor that puts diabetics at risk for limb problems also appears to be the link between diabetes and dementia.

The primary energy source for the brain is sugar. However, having high blood sugar levels, like in the case of diabetes, can stress the brain and harm it. 

Diabetes can harm the nerves and blood arteries in the brain, just as it can harm the nerves in the heart, eyes, and extremities.

Think about how the brain receives oxygen-rich blood from blood arteries. If these blood arteries are damaged, it may impact the amount of

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